Director and screenwriter of visually striking films such as Run Lola Run, Perfume: Story of a Murderer, and Cloud Atlas.
He started making amateur Super 8 films at the age of 11.
His 2012 epic Cloud Atlas was a big-budget, experimental collaboration between himself and Matrix directors the Wachowskis.
His son Anton was born in December 2009.
His major Hollywood debut came in 2009 with The International starring Clive Owen.